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Oct 18, 2014 4:50 AM CST
|Hello, I love antiques and vintage. If you have pics of your vintage containers plz post them. I am always looking for new ideas. |
Here is one that I am wanting to replicate with my Dad's old tool box. Can anyone tell me what succulents are being used? I don't have any but hen and chicks.
Oct 18, 2014 4:53 AM CST
|Here is a link to some of my pins. I have an old dinner bell, wheels, vintage watering cans ect in the garden. |
Oct 18, 2014 1:53 PM CST
|In my case, I'm not sure when it's vintage and when it's just plain junk! Being an opportunist and cheap, I do use things and re-purpose them for plant containers. The toolbox looks pretty good. I think that's mostly sedums and echeveria type plants showing. Makes me think an old tackle box would work pretty well. So many have that attached upper shelf made into compartments of varying sizes that could be put to use. Looking at the pinterest photos made me think an old hay hook would make a good hook for hanging a container - stout and you probably would even have to alter or damage it to put it in use. |
Here's a photo showing two I've put to use:
In the foreground is Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' in the old enamel pot found in a trash dump. Complete with a bullet hole on the other side. I really like this plant in this container. The bottom is corroding out and I have to see if I can repair it to keep using it. I didn't try this year. I hardly ever give the tomentosa water and I'm afraid to bother it because it quickly taught me to leave it alone soon after I acquired it the first time and promptly killed it without any effort. In the background, the Sansevieria is growing in an old 12" diameter galvanized funnel. It has worked well for a hanging Sansevieria. Old colanders would probably be good as well. On using metal, I think it might be a good idea to coat them on the inside before planting in order to slow down corrosion. I haven't done that, but I do plan to when I re-pot these.
I just realized that's there's the old light fixture I dragged out of the trash container at the feed store showing in the photo. I rigged it up as a plant container and it can be seen sitting on the top of the stovepipe section. Those stovepipes have worked really well. The two I'm using were just lying around and were free, but they've worked well enough I've considered getting a couple more. Or maybe really wide diameter PVC pipe would work if it comes in a wide enough size and isn't prohibitively expensive
Oct 18, 2014 10:54 PM CST
|Teresa, the plants in the vintage tool box looks to be:|
Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
Sedum spirium 'Tricolor'
Pachyveria 'Blue Pearl'
Pachyveria 'Powder Puff' (?)
(???) on the smaller finer looking sedum on the far right hand side of box
(???0 on the purplish colored sedum/stonecrop plants
Oct 20, 2014 11:33 PM CST
|Hi Teresa, the dark purple is one of the darker forms of Sedum spurium, not sure which one though. |
I can't tell for sure, but the light colored sedum on the right might be Sedum acre, or lydium. The photo is not clear enough to tell.
Donald, nice container. And great specimen of Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'.
Here is a brass swan that I found at a yard sale. DH drilled a hole in the bottom of it for me.
The old fashioned scrubby holder, another find at a yard sale.
Oct 21, 2014 12:51 AM CST
|Gee, I never get tired of seeing the precious but sedum-tongue-tied frog of yours, Lynn!|
Oct 21, 2014 9:26 AM CST
|Bev, he just makes me smile every time I go out on the deck and see him. He looks like he is smiling.|
Oct 21, 2014 6:34 PM CST
|I agree everytime I see those two planters lynn I smile. |
The frog looks like he is blowing kisses to me. It is planters like those that really make the plant.
The swan reminds me of Victorian days.
Oct 21, 2014 6:42 PM CST
|I need to replant the swan this next spring. |
Teresa, have you decided what you want to plant in that old tool box?
Oct 22, 2014 10:15 AM CST
|Lynn, I really like the sedums. Thanks Bev, for giving me the names. The problem is that around here I don't have much of a selection :(|
I like the little frog, I collect McCoy and they have frog planters.
Oct 22, 2014 10:30 AM CST
|Teresa, I collect McCoy also. And Catalina, USA and a few pieces of other pottery from the same time period. It speaks to my heart as it was all around me when I was growing up.|
Oct 22, 2014 12:38 PM CST
|I had an Aunt that grew house plants/A. Violets and such in the planters. She also had a couple vases. I cannot remember mom having any McCoy. A few Hull vases and some corn Shawnee. I love glassware/pottery almost as much as my flowers lol. |
Oct 22, 2014 1:56 PM CST
|I'm with you on the pottery, not so much the glass. It is beautiful though. I do have a few pieces. |
Here are a few containers, some which are vintage, most not though.
Oct 22, 2014 5:08 PM CST
|Teresa, is the tool box metal or wood? Do you want planted with hardy plants or tender plants. That have to be the plan of what plants you use. If you are going to bring it in for the winter you could use the plants in your link. I am sure someone would send you cutting if you posted a wish for cuttings of succulents or other plants if you have an idea of what you like.|
I love glass I cannot resist glass when I hit the thrift stores. I have my mother's McCoy pots but I have not found any in the thrift stores and Goodwill these days. I think all the Thrift Stores and Goodwill have educated themselves on value because I have not found anything good in a couple of years.
I found some really pretty pieces of glass when I was making the glass totems. Some where so pretty I could not make myself glue them and put them outside. So now I have shelves with colored glass leading down to the laundry room. There are about 20 pieces that were just to pretty. I do not know if they have any real value but I love looking at them.
I have found some Waterford crystal pieces but unless you know how to find the marking those can slip by and it the shelves.
Lynn the brass pot and the Swan would make a beautiful vignette.
Oct 22, 2014 5:22 PM CST
|Thank you for the idea Cinta. I will see where I can put them together for next year.|
Oct 22, 2014 7:01 PM CST
|Lynn I am always looking for vignettes because of my large patio. I guess my vignette at this point is the face pots because I do not have any pretty brass pots like yours. You now have me thinking of looking for some brass for a little sitting area I have outside my bedroom. Time for me to it the thrift store looking for brass.|
Oct 22, 2014 7:19 PM CST
|Don't forget the yard sales. I find all kinds of brass for 25 cents to a dollar.|
Oct 22, 2014 8:16 PM CST
|It is strange we do not have many yard sales much but this year I saw a lot of them. I wonder if it is the sign of the times of people needing money. To late now it is cold but next year I will certainly check. Thanks for the suggestions. |
I found my dining room at an estate sale it seems to be the only place you can buy solid wood furniture anymore. Everyone seems to want to sell press paper at an extremely high price.
Oct 22, 2014 8:42 PM CST
|True about finding real wood furniture at estate sales. |
Lots of time people have yard sales because they are down sizing.
Oct 25, 2014 2:53 AM CST
|Bev, has been generous and offered me cuttings, next Spring |
If I use an old metal toolbox, do you think I will need to line it or will it be ok with just soil? It shouldn't need a lot of watering with succulents. I don't have much experience with them. I did have a small hanging pot of donkey's tail as a child
Funny how somethings stick in your mind.